Hakim (Egyptian singer)
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Abdel Hakim Abdel Samad Kamel (Arabic: عبد الحكيم عبد الصمد كامل; born October 7, 1962) is an Egyptian folk-singer. In addition to the number of albums he has put out, on December 11, 2006 he was the first person from an Arab country to perform at a Nobel Peace Prize event.
عبد الحكيم عبد الصمد كامل
|Birth name||Abd El-Hakim Abd El-Samad Kamel|
|Born||October 7, 1962|
|Origin||El Minya, Egypt|
|Genres||Folk, shaabi, Middle Eastern, belly dance,|
Hakim was born in Maghagha, a small town in El Minya, Egypt. Hakim grew up with the sound of working- and lower-class tradition of Sha'abimusic; the root of southern Egyptian. He admired the great Sha'bi singer Ahmed Adaweyah. He reportedly began singing at age 8, and practiced mawwāwil, the vocal improvisations which begin a Sha'bi song. He formed a band while in high school, obtained his college degree in Cairo and then returned to Minya to continue in music, before moving back to Cairo.
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- Hakim, The Lion of Egypt. WOMEX, c 2015, https://www.womex.com/virtual/international_stage/hakim_the_lion_of
- Miller, Claire (2006-11-14). "Hakim synthesizes Eastern street-pop with Western techno". Yakima Herald-Republic.